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Re: Query: Advice on reading Prussian records in Kurrent

The Geheimes Staatsarchiv has some helpful resources for learning handwriting: https://gsta.preussischer-kulturbesitz.de/nutzung/arbeitshilfen/schriftb...

In my experience, the best way to learn German handwriting is to WRITE using it. Try writing letters (or shopping lists) in Fraktur.

Hope this helps.

Adam Storring
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Query: Advice on reading Prussian records in Kurrent

Hello all, 

I have a large cache of documents from the Geheimis Staatsarchiv from the mid 19th century.  Because my disseration topic regards Hebrew language newspapers published out of East Prussia from the 1850s through the 1870s, I have files at the municipal and regional levels about media as well as files from the censor's office.

 

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